Recent content by Sam L
  1. Sam L

    Earbuds Round-Up

    totally agree on the maria II. I didn't think earbuds could be fatiguing until I got the maria II's. all that upper energy doesn't bother me too much though, sadly I've not listened to my earbuds for months. :( after finally recovering from ear infections, I'm left with ongoing eczema...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    hearing great things about the lbb. I need to get a pair and see how they measure and respond to autoeq/wavelet analysis. **edit** lol... reading my own signature, I realize I have a pair somewhere. hmmm I just need to find them....
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    I can't find any information re: the 7hz timeless. Do you have a link?
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    interesting. I stayed away from the 69 because of the bizarrely shaped stems and got the 39's instead. the 39 are one of my most comfortable earbuds, so now I'm curious if the 69 is at least as comfortable.
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    Earbud target curve tests

    Tmusic 32ohm plastic version Version 1.5 bass, 10k ceiling. I made this a long while ago and can't recall if I put the settings to a real world listening test yet. If anyone tries them out let me know if they help. This is what autoeq is logging as the changes to my measurements as defined by...
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    Earbud target curve tests

    Hi there, if you're asking if I have wavelet files for the EM5, yes but they have to be manually imported. I agree with all of your observations. I love my em5's. To be honest, I'm not hearing much of a difference between the 3.5mm and balanced jacks. However, I only have one dac/amp with...
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    Earbud target curve tests

    A generic iec711 coupler. I established a baseline with regard to measuring technique by calibrating sound card and mic, achieving essentially identical measurements of various iems that match crinacle's old rig. But I'm not going to pretend that my measurements are accurate as earbuds are very...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    what is your source?
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Agreed with the x6 sub bass. In my opinion, if an iem user has never heard an earbud before, the biggest difference they will hear from the two formats is fairly consistent lower mid bloat, which can be off-putting for some iem users since this rarely occurs with iems. While the x6 doesn't have...
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    Yes, I think that's a fair comparison. I still think the default tuning of the me-80 is more iem friendly than the x6, but with the me-80 long gone, the x6 is an excellent alternative to start the earbud journey. I still still use my eq settings with the x6 though.
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    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    Any oratory1990 fans? Here are the wavelet settings for the 85t. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/going-fully-wireless-iems-too-soon-or-are-we-there-yet.861024/page-1807#post-15958906
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    not a bad curve but looks like a more ideal presentation can be had with a simple 1k -20db low shelf. I'll pick one up if it's on aliexpress!
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    more info in this post. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/earbuds-round-up.441400/page-3504#post-16199583
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    fully agree. some modern recordings have awesome detail and fidelity but sound lifeless at times compared to some of my older recordings, Oistrakh's tchaikovsky (any of the 12 versions he recorded), for example. Earbuds and Oistrakh = heaven
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    Earbuds Round-Up

    datura pro, download wavelet, load up my wavelet settings, enjoy the best $25 you have ever spent in audiophile equipment. have to go, but when i'm back on, I'll try to hunt down the posts.
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